Marlena Shaw’s spellbinding live version of Woman Of The Ghetto from 1974 transforms a tribute to African-American women into a civil rights anthem.
I’m posting this to sum up the wettest May in memory – in the hope that the act of doing so I will immediately banish the never-ending deluge. Continue reading “Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain”
Barry White’s only chart-topping single started life as a country-and-western tune before he gave it a disco makeover. Continue reading “Barry White – You’re The First, The Last, My Everything”
There was a time in the early Seventies when the “power trio” was a Thing. All the better to showcase a virtuoso guitarist with blue tendencies by backing him with a brutal rhythm section. Continue reading “Robin Trower – Bridge Of Sighs”
Mellow grooves don’t come much mellower – or groovier – than this soulful slice of pub rock that gave Ace their one and only hit in late 1974. Continue reading “Ace – How Long”